Ethical hackers aim to investigate the system or network for weak points that malicious hackers can exploit or destroy.
Also known as white hackers, ethical hackers are part of an organization’s authorized practice of bypassing system security to identify potential data breaches and threats in a network. The company that owns the system or network allows cybersecurity engineers to perform such activities in order to test the system’s defenses.
Thus, unlike malicious hacking, this process is planned, approved and more importantly, legal. Ethical hacking exists because 5G security vulnerabilities have necessitated new ways of thinking about protection from cybercriminals.
In fact, ethical hacking has become a vital process. Ethical hackers collect and analyze the information to figure out ways to strengthen the security of the system/network/applications. By doing so, they can improve the security footprint so that it can better withstand attacks or divert them.
Ethical hackers check for key vulnerabilities such as:
- Injection attacks
- Changes in security settings
- Exposure of sensitive data
- Breach in authentication protocols
- Components used in the system or network that may be used as access points
Another approach gaining favor among organizations is 5G penetration testing (pen testing). This is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.
Penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually. Either way, the process involves gathering information about the target before the test, identifying possible entry points, attempting to break in — either virtually or for real — and reporting back the findings.
The main objective of penetration testing is to identify security weaknesses. Penetration testing can also be used to test an organization’s security policy, its adherence to compliance requirements, its employees’ security awareness and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.
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